Nevermind Sarah Palin has no idea what the Bush Doctrine is, and pay no attention to her flippant mention of possible war with Russia. She thinks having no previous interaction with international leaders is the norm for Vice Presidents:
“Have you ever met a foreign head of state?” Gibson asked Palin Thursday.
“I have not,” Palin said, “and I think if you go back in history and if you ask that question of many vice presidents, they may have the same answer that I just gave you.”
However Palin, who obtained her first passport two years ago, would in fact be the first vice president in 32 years who hadn’t met a foreign head of state, if she were elected.
If Bay Buchanan’s performance on CNN tonight was any indication, expect conservatives to flood the news tomorrow with exclamations of Sarah’s success:
“She’s very real. Sure, she hasn’t traveled overseas to meet these foreign leaders, but that’s not what Americans are looking for. She’s absolutely correct. They want somebody who they relate to, who’s hearing them. They’re sick and tired of those people in Washington who may know lots of facts and figures and meet lots of people but fail to respond to the American people’s needs.”
To his credit, Robert Zimmerman fired back:
“That’s always a danger, Bay, when people know facts and figures. It’s always a danger when we have leaders that know facts and figures. That really does get in the way of setting up sound policy.”